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-span, watson -- highlights from the senate for debate at 7:00 eastern on "america and the courts." coming this fall, into the home to america's highest court, the supreme court. >> president obama used his weekly online address to refute critics of pending health-care legislation. the republican addresses given this week by bob mcdonnell, the candidate for virginia governor. he talks about the economy, job creation, and the federal energy bill. >> on friday we received better news than we expected about the state of our economy. we learned that we lost 247 nelson jobs in july, some 200,000 fewer jobs than we lost in june, and far fewer than the nearly 700,000 a month we were losing at the beginning of the year. of course, this is little comfort to anyone who saw their jobs disappear in july, and to the millions of americans who are looking for work. i will not rest until anyone who is looking for work can find a job. still, this month's job numbers are a sign that we have begun to put the brakes on this recession and that the worst may be behind us, but we must do more than rescue our eco
is an extraordinary icahn for latin america. he came to providence in 1960's which is when that america literature first came to international prominence and it became possibly the most popular and and most no literature in the world. it appeared in 1966 and not appear until the mid-1960s and not doing terribly well did not become later what it was to become an 1967 which was gabriel garcia marquez. his 100 years of solitude it was almost as if it was predestined it would finally cap latin-american and not all it was famous before he published it the most famous at this point* was ulysses his novel became famous oliver north america perhaps after he hadn't written the first that was it. it would be a best seller and a great latin-american novel. he just knew it. him and his friends started to write articles when even marquez was only halfway through it. it did not happen very often but it did then. most latin american novels published 500 or 1,000 would be a very good printer run in the 1960's but all of a sudden one-man publishes 8,000 was the first run and repeated a couple of weeks later and re
of the difficulty of psychology of being black in america, he was the first person obviously to be on the court and understood right away that as he went through confirmation hearings and then just gone through confirmation hearings with briefing by to clarence thomas hearings and you think minorities and women very difficult and thurgood marshall's last three months and his intellect was question talked about was the smart to really be among the nation's legal elite and said there in judgment as a member of the court and when he gets on the court he really thought i must get the very best in terms of law clerks and assistance and what if the both of the idea that he could, in fact, handle this work and respond to the reasons assumptions. >> host: you also a great deal held this theory about how he was elected and also his conversations with lyndon johnson and doubt as to whether he felt it was clear to pick up the phone and call him. >> guest: i use that as the start of a book because in terms of building the narrative his experience in that moment tells you so much about the securities issues
in america. >> i'm a big fan of your constitution. glenn: you are one of the only people that i have heard in a long time that says you are a fan of the constitution. it is not real popular here in america. >> i'm not popular among all the politicians. look, it will make you rich, free and independent, and it as driven value to thest of the world so that the world owes you something. glenn: here we have a congress and president not listening to the american people and about to deliver us the universal right to medicine that is just fantastic in your country. tell me about how great universal healthcare is. >> the most striking thing about it is that you are very often just sent back to the queue. you turn up with a complaint or ailment and you are told how about october of next year or whatever it is, and you are not able to supplement your treatment, your healthcare treatment with any private money of your own. people who had conditions and tried to buy drugs independently, they were told that the health treatment would be stopped. i had a friend of mine. this is an amazing story. a frien
, inc. >>> secretary of funk. good morning, america. >> good morning. it is saturday, august 8th. finally, a bit of good news on the economy. the latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time in more than a year and a half. could maybe be a sign that businesses are starting to hire. but on the flipside, 15 million americans are still looking for work. so, what if they joined a club? kind of like a book club. a job club. >>> also this morning, the new york woman who killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way, had twice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he'd never seen her drunk ever. so, either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. and this morning, we're examining the latter. how is such a thing possible? it's easier than you think. >>> also, what's ahead for paula abdul? she says she is really leaving "american idol." is it a good move to quit the most popular show on television? we're going to look at what's happened to other stars who made risky career decisions. and will she s
: and welcome to a very special edition of "hannity's america." -- of "hannity." hello, san diego. the site of our freedom concert and we have a big show in store. colonel oliver north will be here. former ms. california, carrie prejean, will be joined by the great one mark levine and our great american panel. and democrats are continuing their efforts to attack average americans who are speaking pout at town halls all across this country -- speak being out at town halls all across this country. they have been called angry mobs and dismissed as republican operatives. why are the democrats afraid of speech and can the strategy work? i'm joined by -- i call him the great one -- 12 weeks number one on "the new york times" best seller list, 17 weeks overall, liberty and tyranny, a conservative manifesto. great one, the great one. by the way, do you have a mob name? >> a mob name? i'm the shark. sean: you're the shark. he's the shark. are you all mobsters here? an angry mob. >> wait a minute. how many of you are insurance executives? raise your hand? how many of you here are -- what, car executi
, america. >>ood morning. it is saturday, august 8th and we're going to keep running thatusic there? >> disco. >> and good news. good news for job hunters out there. latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time fifillstarti to hire.cocoulbe a but flipside is that 15 million americans are still looking for work. what if theyey joined a club, le a book club, but for seers. >>> also this morning, the yo ww rkseom who w killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way. had dedevice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he's never seen her drunk ever. either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. how is sanssible?le? dul.also, what's next for paula she says sheea's lngamvi "erican idol." is it a gooderove to quit the most populgo sarw on television? look at some other stars. they made risky decisions. will she soar like a clooney? or fade like a dunkleman? that's coming up. >>> first this morning, the fight is on. testing for the swine flu vaccine began late friday, in seattle. as health officials
's reaffirming of america in terms of its values and ideals and the power of the constitution feared that to me is the greatest joy for any writer and journalist and that's the story and try to tell in my books. >> host: we talked about the books you have written. what is next? >> guest: and house -- i am fascinated with malcolm x and wondering if it is time to look again at malcolm x and also given the tremendous diversity of the american population today i'm interested in the founding fathers of this new america. we have seen books about the accounting bothers of america as it emerged in 1700's. i think this time again is to look at a founding fathers of this new america and one represents to the world. >> host: dui d.c. to read about these issues or is it a challenge? >> guest: writing is the greatest intellectual exercise. my -- trained a boxer's nose around people the exercise and had to show tremendous courage on their side, but remained engaging in a buck and the ideas getting those ideas to be real on the page so others can understand that and engage them to me it is my maximum energy a
that today is the day of reckoning ♪ sean: and welcome to a very special edition of "hannity's america." -- of "hannity." hello, san diego. the site of our freedom concert and we have a big show in store. colonel oliver north will be here. former ms. california, carrie prejean, will be joined by the great one mark levine and our great american panel. and democrats are continuing their efforts to attack average americans who are speaking pout at town halls all across this country -- speak being out at town halls all across this country. they have been called angry mobs and dismissed as republican operatives. why are the democrats afraid of speech and can the strategy work? i'm joined by -- i call him the great one -- 12 weeks number one on "the new york times" best seller list, 17 weeks overall, liberty and tyranny, a conservative manifesto. great one, the great one. by the way, do you have a mob name? >> a mob name? i'm the shark. sean: you're the shark. he's the shark. are you all mobsters here? an angry mob. >> wait a minute. how many of you are insurance executives? raise your hand?
read it earlier. the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of obama's death penalty for she calls itself as bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of healthcare. such a system is downright evil. doesn't hurt republicans of her statements like that made by a former public and governor of alaska? the tensions entitled to say it anyway she wants to and that's what america is about is letting people speak their mind. i think the3ik.2u-'fkñ]suñb'!1 when i was told i had diabetes, i felt amazingly boxed in. (announcer) joe uses the contour meter from bayer. (joe) my meter absolutely adapts to me and my lifestyle. i'm joe james, and being outside of the box is my simple win. (announcer) now available in five vibrant colors. >> julie: from humble beginnings in a new york housing market to the united states supreme court, justice sonia sotomayor reaching the peak of her profession today as she was sworn in to sit on the nation's highest court. >> under the constitution and laws of united states. >> so help me god.
. j. o'rourke examined america's love affair with cars which he believes has contributed to its cultural decline. the automotive museum in los angeles hosted this event, it is 45 minutes. >> i want to thank you for coming to this book signing. i am the director of the museum here. earnings is an honor for me personally as well as the museum. .. >> pretty well rounded writer and what i love most about him is his ear refer vans and the way he turns a phrase and honest to god, i twant say it, it's the truth he is by far my favorite author and i have all of his box and the first part of the book it lists all the books he has written and i think 3 or 4 of them are "new york times" best-seller books, and, if you hand read "parliament at wars" or "give war a chance" or "all the trouble in the world" read those books and what is interesting about pj and, interesting in the book, and one of my question to him later, are they going to make a movie about your book, a lot of stuff he talks about, that goes back to the '70s and '80s is as true today as it was then and you keep reading the st
of the most difficult and dangerous jobs in the country. and that is protecting america is a borders and would you believe it takes 20,000 u.s. border patrol agents to monitor what is coming in and out of the country, every, single day. and obviously, with all of that manpower needed, the department of homeland security is constantly looking for new recruits and more and more of them are coming out of this program, and the learning for life explorer program. sponsored by the boy scouts of america, high school students all around the country get the chance to experience a realistic border patrol training academy. the idea, not only to teach them life skills, but to also get them up close and personal with real life border patrol agents, and the scenarios they encounter. >> they have classes in ethics. officer integrity. morals. officer safety. they also learn how to be part of a team. we do team-building exercises and in the they participate in training classes for specific categories, like what you saw today, marijuana field raid, or a felony hot stop. >> reporter: the roughly 145,000 kids go
incumbent upon me as associate justice of the supreme court of the united states of america. under the constitution and laws of the united states. so help me god. >> congratulations and welcome to the court. >> lots of firsts taking place today. it's the first swearing in to be televised. this one taking place at the white house. that's why we go to elaine. the first hispanic american. give me an idea what meeting will take place between she and the president? >> that's right. of course this is a huge victory for president obama, his first high court appointee getting sworn in today. an emotional moment, first of all, as sonia sotomayor was sworn in by chief justice roberts and her mother and brother looking on there. for his part, president obama did not attend. why is that? the president himself wanted this to take place at the supreme court itself, not the white house. it has been done in the past, because he wanted to send a message about the court and the symbol of the court's independence, according to court and legal sources. instead, there will be a reception for now justic
-span. this is c-span, public affairs programming, courtesy of america's cable companies. up next, we have president obama on a recent unemployment figures and then senator mel martinez announces his resignation. >> yesterday, the full senate confirmed judge sonia is a full supreme court justice. -- judge sonia sotomayor as a full supreme court justice. then, enter the home of the country's highest court. >> and now president obama on the july unemployment numbers will show a decrease for the first time since april of last year. this is about five minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. i would like to see it -- say a few words about the state of our economy and we're doing to put americans back to work and build a new foundation for growth. last week, we received a report on america's gross domestic product. today, we are pointed in the right direction. we pull the financial system back from the brink and the markets are restoring value to the 401k's. we have reduced the home payments on mortgages, making homes more affordable. we have helped to revive the credit markets and open up loans
organizing for america and the sciu get their big groups in florida last night or in michigan, i mean, they are organizing people. so what if people on the internet show up at these town hall meetings? what's good for the goose is good for the gander. >> right. so both sides right now are taking it to the streets. that's what we are seeing this august. american politics taken to the street. laura: i love it. >> in ways we haven't seen in generations. it's all over health care. it's not over some war. it's very personal. everybody knows they are being touched by this insurance argument. laura: much for the apathy. people are engaged. left to right, whatever it is. juan have a great vacation. it's great to see you. next on the rundown, health care dissent is taking a serious toll on the obama administration. we are going to tell you about some shocking poll numbers. and, later, fireworks at a st. louis town hall as one conservative activist ends laura: with anger escalating with obama care over the country. the president is trying to regain the upper hand. >> i don't want the folks who
the detroit big three. second, a lot of -- most of the toyotas and hondas bought are made in america by u.s. auto workers in tennessee, alabama, and kentucky. >> wheels with wheels. the companies are not in this country, but -- >> they're making the cars here. >> after cash for clunkers do we get a new program that takes its place? >> that's a great we. we got $2 billion more for our program. we have $3 billion. i think we'll get one more billion, but $4 billion, about a million cars taken off the road and a million families put in a new, more efficient car, now having less of a gas bill every single year. >> but you have been talking about something you call feebait. a tax on people who actually buy gas guzzlers. now we're not just incenting people to buy full-efficient cars, we're penializing people who don't. >> cash for clunkers costs a lot of money, $4 billion in this case. we want to look for a way for doing that so the u.s. taxpayer that doesn't have to lay out case. one way that's proposed is a feebeat. if you want to buy a guzzler, big escalade or suv, you pay an extra fee. on th
will become born. we have become slaves of america. if we do not change our thinking lots of baitullahs will keep being born. >> for more on this story we are joined by lisa curtis, she's a senior research fellow at the heritage foundation and she joins us from washington. nice to have you back. >> thanks for having me again. >> what do you think the impact will be on the taliban in pakistan? will they recover from this, and if so, how long will it take them? >> well, i think this is a significant victory for pakistan, its fight against terrorism specially coming on the heels of the pakistan military's ability to oust the taliban from the swat valley region. but we know that military commanders can be replaced. so this doesn't mean the end of the pakistani taliban, yet it is a very significant development. and it could also change the debate about drone strikes in pakistan. pakistani officials have been very critical of these drone strikes but i think it would be hard for them to argue that this is an important tool in the fight against terrorists that threaten pakistan itself. >> that'
that every company in america keys on comes through. a lot of good can come when companies declare a cease-fire on firing, to a more likely return of t.a.r.p. as i promised when t.a.r.p. was passed, big profit for the government. going to produce big profits. especially if, knock on wood, health care reform gets emasculated. the bottom line, we can't suddenly down play the importance, the jobs number, the plays in this economy, not when we worship it, not when it's painting a much rosier picture than expected. the moves we're seeing, they're rational, now that the less bad to better thesis is confirmed. no it's not jimmy cliff, it's bob marley, i shot the sheriff, but i should have shot the short sellers. you got the picture. let's go to brian in california. brian. >> caller: boo-yah from sunny southern california. >> boo-yah, brian. what's up? >> caller: i want to ask you about trlg. >> unbelievable numbers, unbelievable numbers. just a second, i was throwing some bulls. >> caller: they beat on eps and increased their guidance and still trading at 11. what's your take? >> i think that the
of commuters but gave me a great metaphor for opening the show tonight. a symbol of emerging america, a symbol of the american worker who works hard to build something and may have started the time of you lulysses s. grat leads right up to the white house for the first black american president of the united states. i have no doubt we are still that america, capable of building new things that can last for generations to come, new things such as rebuilding our economy. let me explain in the real deal with dennis kneale. tonight, we're going to w celebrate, as i said, we're going to break out the bubbly tw celebrate not just the market's extraordinary rise today on neww surprising surprisingly -- surprising drop in job losses in july, we celebrate more than just a 15% surge in stocks in 20 days of trading since july 10th, tonight, we celebrate something more fundamental than that and more spectacular, we are uncorking the crystal to toast the end of a year of fear and pain, rising layoffs and plunging hope. we salute the end of the year of economic collapse and worries it will get even worse an
'm an intern scholar here at young america's foundation. we're the nation's leading group for young conservative students. if you're a conservative student, please join us in the fight for freedom and liberty and visit us online at www.yaf.org or you can give us a call at 1-800-usa-1776. we can help you start a club and even bring a campus speaker to your campus. past speakers include anne coulter, newt gingrich, ben stein and many others. please, join us in our fight for freedom today. give us a call. our next speaker is dr. burt folsom. [cheers and applause] dr. folsom first realized he wanted to be a teacher when he was in the eighth grade, and i think his mom would be proud because he's blossomed into an awesome conservative academic. he's a professor of history at hillsdale college and works every day to help insure liberals fail in their quest to rewrite history. he's spent years teaching young people history the left would love to have forgotten. his latest book is entitled new deal or raw deal, and he's here to talk to you about just that today. this book exposes how fdr did
front- line fighting experience with a group america believes is in close alignment with al qaeda, but others received training. >> somalia, and north africa more broadly, is the new training ground for al qaeda. the structure is there, not in afghanistan, as it was 10 years ago. >> one man was charged with the terrorism-related offense, and it is alleged that at least one of them travel to somalia to seek a mandate legitimizing the attack. with a close relationship with america, and troops in afghanistan, australia has been a target in recent times. but this could be different, according to the police, went instead to the turmoil in the horn of africa. >> police in khartoum broke up the trial of a women exposed of indecency, facing 40 lashes for wearing trousers and a restaurant. it has provoked an outcry among human rights groups. iran holding three americans who travelled illegally into the country from neighboring kurdistan. they say that they strayed into the border while hiking. hillary clinton called on to iran to return as quickly as possible. thousands of palestinian fat
be america's next big thing? well, let's see what the simon cowell of invention has to say. >> they say that necessity is the mother of all invention. about te man you're about to meet could be described as its hed so, because he's launched so many products for some of the hation's biggest companies that he's been given a job by the government. government. k?s task? hatd the next big thing that will help spark this sluggish omy.omy. hilearbara pinto reports, while e ere may be no shortage of ideas not everyone is a winner. e ere may be no shortage of ideas not everyone is a winner. >> meet the dreamer. >> hi. >> hi. my name is >> inventors who hope their ideas will strike gold. >> we have an invention. >> is that the invention? >> that's the invention. >> this that is a -- >> it's a swiss army knife of waste accessories, holding dog waste bags. >> they've traveled to this chicago hotel ballroom to meet the man. >> they'll be interested in the inventor. >> doug hall, the brilliant, often barefoot guru of invention? >> people go through the process, they decide they don't have something w
sotomayor was sworn in this morning as america's 111th supreme court justice. chief justice john roberts administered the judicial oath during a public ceremony in the high court's conference room. the first time the court has allowed tv coverage of a swearing-in ceremony. >>> in new york spanish harlem there was an enthusiastic viewing party. [ cheering ] >> sonia sotomayor is the first hispanic supreme court justice in u.s. history and only the third woman to serve on the nation's high court. >>> coming in october -- cnn will present "latino in america" how hispanics are reshaping politics, business, schools and culture. only on cnn starts this october. >>> capitol hill may have cleared out for august recess, but the president isn't taking a barack from his health care pitch. he is saying health care reform it is the right medicine for the ailing economy. and cnns elaine quuchlt iano is at the white house. >> reporter: today in his weekly address the president tried hitting back against what the white house says is misinformation without naming names in his weekly and internet address
has launched a new effort to fight the problem. three areas were targeted as part of the keep america beautiful campaign. a survey of the block area on pennsylvania avenue turned up amazing results. >> we had 48 cigarette butts in a certain amount of period, and then overnight until the first thing in the morning. >> reporter: cigarette butts are the most common items in america, and make no butts about it, capitol hill is filled with the butts. look around, you can count them, one, two, three, four, the number going on. the cigarette butts are everywhere, trees, sidewalks, all shapes and sizes, some still lit. the capitol hill bid hopes e new smoker polls will help them find your way. >> you can't put it out, if it is on the corner it will make a difference. >> reporter: do you notice how many are out there? >> unbelievable the amount, very scary. >> reporter: the smokers admit they need help after being turned out. the sidewalk is later their personal ash tray. >> we feel like we should, since we can't smoke them inside, and let capitol hill clean it up. >>> and best guitar players
them. in north america, beneath the great plains, fossil remains of marine creatures had been found. just imagine, 5,000 miles from the sea, at altitudes of 4,000 feet, they had found fossils of a sea creature, among them, the giant reptiles. had she heard tell of this and friendly fellow? you can look today at barack prince of an animal that has been extinct for millions of years that lived and feasted in these rocks were being formed on the floor of the seat. imagine the power that tumbled these rocks from the seabed and thrust them up so i. los angeles, where oil seeped to the surface, and its volatile elements evaporated, a vast leg of package was formed, and sheets of water gathered above it and the ancestors of the wolf came to drink and died, trapped in the swamp. no one could tell how long does oil had been leaking. among the skeleton they found while extracting the pitch were some belonging to the saber tooth tiger, another ugly customer. it had ceased to have a beer 50,000 years ago. always, as he talked, his own sense of the miraculous came to him. informed of his words a
that people don't have access to health care. that is al lie. emergency rooms in america are not allowed to turn anybody away. they have access. [applause] and so, when you start trying to share the facts with the liberals, they changed the subject on you. they don't want to hear the facts. the good news about the whole health-care deform legislation -- i want you to get that into your lexicon -- the good news is you and i and the american people have been able to slow it down. [applause] before you reverse something, the laws of physics say that you have to slow it down first. we are not going to turn it around overnight, but it is slowing down. why? many of the american people are starting to understand what they were trying to ram down the throats of the american people. we have had an opportunity to read some of it. those who did not get an opportunity to read it, have had an opportunity to listen to someone who has. a lady by the name of dr. betsy mccloy-- mccoy. i had her on my radio show. on my website page -- herman cain.com. cain, like kane and abel in the bible, but i did not
on the america's growth national product. we have shown a marked improvement. we have seen signs that the worst may be behind us. we have lost 247,000 jobs in july. that was 200,000 fewer lost than in june. today, we are pointed in the right direction. we are losing jobs at less than half the rate we were when i took office. we pulled the financial system back. rising market and soaring values. we have enabled families to reduce payments on their mortgages, making homes more affordable. we helped provide credit markets. we have rescued our economy, and have begun to build a new foundation for wealth. we did so without any earmarks and pork barrel spending in washington. there's a lot of information about the recovery act. let me repeat what it is and what it is not. one-third of the money is for tax relief going directly to families with small businesses. for americans struggling to pay rising bills. we have put a promise to put a into 9f working families. that began showing up in paychecks about four months ago. >> the last third is dedicated to the investments putting people back to work toda
replacement-level fertility rates. as it turned out, america reached population stabilization the year before the supreme court legalized abortion on a national scale. but church and antiabortion rights leaders nonetheless viewed legalized abortion and population stabilization as being inextricably linked. >> the opponents to family planning did a very divisive tactic by saying essentially promoting family planning would lead to genocide. it was a whole strategy. i always see as one of the major opponents to family planning is the hierarchy of the roman catholic church. and there just became this whole thing that was family planning, advocating it for the developing world, was anti-people of color. >> bonnie: there was even a b movie released in 1971 called zpg for zero population growth that envisioned a big brother-type world in which governments controlled women's fertility and issued robotic infants to women who wanted children but weren't allowed to have them. >> clearly there are politics, associated with certain religious groups, who feel the discussion of overpopulation inevitably me
. it this saturday on c-span what highlights from the senate floor debate at 7:00 p.m. eastern on "america and the course of " coming this fall, into the home to america is higher score, the supreme court. the phenomenon of facebook and the success of this social networking site and hal it tore into the stands apart. -- and how it toward two best friends apart. >> and now a briefing on said it -- hillary clinton posed africa trip. -- and now a briefing on hillary clinton's africa trip. this is 10 minutes apar. >> welcome to the briefing. happy friday. i have one thing for you. i'll give you an update about the africa trip. she has been touring south africa today. she is holding meetings with the prime minister did the foreign minister. -- she is all the meetings of the prime minister, president, foreign minister she is scheduled to give a speech. she is scheduled to attend a national woman's day dinner. with that we are ready to take your question. >> anything on the pakistani taliban leader? >> we have not been able to confirm anything at this time. >> there is the fight against taliban a
states in north america, the but, primarily, it is going to asia. where they have no pollution control. >> we find that california had lost about 25% of its employment, employment and manufacturing sector, and among them, about 33% losses occur in the high-tech sectors. >> reporter: according to a new milliken institute study, california has had close to 80,000 jobs -- shed close to 80,000 jobs over a five year period faster than the national average and research blames the loss on the state's costly environmental and labor regulations. and, the highest industrial tax rate in the u.s. but, some economists argue sacramento simple play cannot afford to cut taxes right now. >> can our business environment be improved? absolutely! would it be good for the state? absolutely, can manufacturing be fostered? absolutely, is this the time to be worrying about this? absolutely not. >> reporter: what has some analysts concerned are federal government plans to adopt national emissions standards. and other regulations and fees similar to california. the concern is that it will lead to huge losses, i
thing. it's a sign of hope. the jobless rate actually slowed. there's less jobs being lost in america than there were in the previous six months according to averages. that's great. we should use that as sort of a barometer as things might be slowing down or stopping the free fall and it's getting worse. i think what you need to look at is not what the stock market has done because it's up 45% since the bottom in march but really look at some other underlying indicators. unemployment will get to 10% this year. i think the obama administration is probably rightly conservative in hyping this news. >> things won't absolutely turn around until you get unemployment starting to drop. >> you need to get unemployment under control. >> what needs to happen to get jobs creation going? >> the vicious cycle of recession has to kind of stop. what you need to do is get people into jobs and get businesses growing and that is spurred by consumer demand. consumer demand for goods. as demand for goods increases, you have businesses needing to produce those goods and people to go back to work. >> you ge
the euthanasia of america's elderly, one of the worst lies now taking hold, a corporate lobbying group americans for prosperity included a speaker among those disseminating the euthanasia lie before comparing democratic health care reform to some of the most des pottic regimes in world history. >> stalin in the 1920s issued about 20 million end of life orders. pol pot did it during the vietnam war. he issued about 2 million end of life orders. it's being done in africa today. adolph hitler issued 6 million end of life orders. he called his program the final solution. i kind of wonder what we're going to call ours. >> and i kind of wonder if you're a meth addict. time to call in our own jonathan alter senior editor at "newsweek" magazine. thanks for coming in hi, keith. >> that is one of the lies we didn't get to last night this absurd idea of euthanasia, forced euthanasia of the elderly under this proposed plan. today governor palin went in the opposite direction. her facebook page reads, the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with downes syndrome will have to stan
. these people do not want america to succeed. they would rather see our system go down than have a black president, someone with different political views, someone appointing people like sotomayor, hispanic people, women and others. and we have arrived at a point where enough is enough. so these people are hate mongers and distributing a kind of information on two levels. one the lies about the health care system requiring euthanasia and all this nonsense. but on another level as i say leaving a loaded gun on the table, calling our president hitler, spreading this rhetoric, spreading these lies. it isn't just a question of being bad journalists anymore. these are bad americans and they are putting all of us at risk. >> frank scheafer, author of "crazy for god" thank you very much for coming on the show. really appreciate your insight. >> thanks. >>> coming up next we recently hosted on this show democratic member of congress who was taking a particularly pugnacious but constructive call their bluff approach to the health care fight. he is representative anthony weiner of new york and joi
america, the middle american radicals, if you will, came out in great numbers, outraged by budget deficits and things like that, nafta, gatt, the world trade organization. but in this one, this is a crucial battle here, and passions and emotions are high. cable news, we've been consumed by it. the other shows have, talk radio has. when you get out hundreds, maybe 1,000 people in august for the congressional and senatorial town meetings i think what you've got is a great debate going on in this country, alex. those folks, especially the blue dog democrats, when they come back, they're going to decide whether this thing goes through or not. i think they're assessing who these folks are. >> julian, some democrats, they're trying to dismiss these angry crowds as the minorities pushed there by conservative groups. is that fair? >> i think it's hard to tell. and i think there's nothing at all wrong with conservatives, with republicans, with even the health insurance industry trying to generate support for their position or the grass roots. there's nothing wrong with that at all. that's part of t
of local wall street journal." >> thank you for having me. . . >> this is c-span's "america and the courts." thursday, the u.s. senate voted to confirm the nomination of sonia sotomayor to the supreme court 68-31 with nine republicans joining the democrats. next, highlights from the senate floor debate. sotomayor's nomination, but first i'm going to be joined by several of my esteemed fellow women senators, including senator shaheen of new hampshire, who is here already. senator stabenow of michigan. senator gillibrand from new york. and senator murray of washington state. we all know that this nomination is history-making for several reasons, but one of them, of course, is that judge sotomayor will be only the third woman to ever join the supreme court of the united states of america. we know she's incredibly well-qualified. she's got more federal judicial experience than any nominee for the past 100 years. that's something that's remarkable. but i do think it's worth remembering what it was like to be a nominee for this court as a woman even just a few years ago. it's worth remembering,
to central america. it remains a huge problem. business would like to have these low paid workers. i don't think there's been a solution proposed. host: back to the phones. eerie, pa for the democrats. caller: nice to have+n you bac as method rater. host: thank you. caller: going back to the mid 1970s. even the 1980s with the reagan era. we have seen jobs move and now they are evaporating. we have to come up with the new ideas for the 21st century in order to reclaim jobs we once had. those jobs created by our parents and grand pirnts are gone. her almost completely gone. host: what industry do you work in there? caller: i am injured and unemployed right now. my employer let me work for five years before i had to take a separati separation. i used to work in social service. i watched all of this take place. people fiddle class saw themselves unemployed. the only way they could alleviate some problems was to turn. it has to be the government and business to solve this. host: greg we'll leave it there. thanks for your call. >> the administration is trying to do something with this. tryi
latino in america a look how hispanics participate in culture and politics in america. only on cnn this october. >>> president obama says he is encouraged by a new report showing a slight decline in the unemployment rate. this is the first time that's happened, though, in 15 months, but the president says it's too soon to start to celebrating. in his saturday radio and internet address he once again made a pitch for health care reform calling it essential for economic growth. >> this month's job number, a sign that we've begun to put the brake on this recession, and that the worst may be behind us. but we must do more than rescue our economy from this immediate pressure. we must rebuild it stronger than before. we must lay a new foundation for future growth and prosperity and a key pillar of the new foundation is health insurance reform. reform that we are now closer to chaving han ever before. there's still details to be hammered out, still differences to be reconciled but we are moving towards a broad consensus on reform. >> now in response, republicans say a national health care
and community organizing will think of americorps, teach for america and that is a group of young people who are trained or encore on japan worse, people in my age group looking to get back into civic engagement or public service that will go door-to-door working with families. think of this as a technology tupperware party. think of this as an opportunity to reach out at the grassroots and show a person how their life can be better. they can save energy, they can get connected and communicate with relatives, they can look at the medical records, the can get remote diagnostics from a health care clinic. that's sort of the grassroots movement that i would love to be part of that hundred cities were we to stop this new technology sort of court, americorps volunteers working in every community. >> if i can, if i can add to that one of the other things that i would encourage you to consider is the game changing nature of actually deploying broadband because a human computer interface for far too long we've thought about it in terms of typing and interacting that way. you will be able to shatter
, rome, jerusalem london and philadelphia shaped america. "days gone by,"william f. buckley jr.. this is a beautifully written biography. "ethnic america," our foremost black intellectual examine some of the ethnic groups, jewish, irish, african american that make up america and suggest why some have had a greater impact than others. let me be clear about one thing. a book is a book, is a book. not a snippet or a scrap or a fragment. a book contains thousands of words, hundreds of pages which permit the author to develop freely his ideas and his arguments or his characters in a novel. a book does not have to be printed on paper, the success of audio books prove that. i would also like to talk about the kindle. it is about the size of a book. it weighs less than 1 lb. and it can hold more than 200 books, and offers access to several hundred thousand titles at about $10 a pop. i must confess, i prefer the printed book. there is something tactile and titillating about holding a book in your hands, like holding your wife in your arms. successful reading according to georgetown univ
edition of america's news headquarters from new york city, i'm rick folbaum. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby, great to have you with us on this exciting day and if you are tuning in for the cost of freedom, no worries it will air later today at 12:00 eastern and only one hour remains now, before judge sotomayor takes her oath and becomes the 111th supreme court justice, caroline shivley is live after the supreme court monitoring the excitement. hi, caroline. >> reporter: hey there, jamie. it an historic day today, becoming the first hispanic justice, on the supreme court, sonia sotomayor and also as you said the first time cameras will be inside the supreme court building and we'll get to see it broadcast live less than an hour from now and here's the breakdown of what we'll see at 11:00 local, first, sotomayor will take the constitutional oath administered by chief justice con robert and a private -- in a private ceremony and her family is allowed in for that and no cameras and that is the oath all federal employees take and in the a public ceremony which we'll broadcast live when she takes
-- >> sonia sotomayor becomes america's newest supre court justice, first on many fronts. >>> end of the road. tonight, after you get the cash, where old clunkers go to die. >>> and abbey road, why fans are once again pouring into one of >>> and abbey road, why fans are once again pouring into one of the most famous streets. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a horrible air disaster here in new york city today. a sightseeing helicopter carrying a group of italian tourists collided in midair with a small single engine private plane. tonight, a total of nine people are feared dead. it hand in clear skies above the hudson river. stunned onlookers on both sides of river watched as the aircraft fell to the water and hurled debris onto the new jersey water front. we have two reports on the collision and the many safety questions it is sure to prompt. let's start with nbc's jeff rossin here in manhattan with the latest. jeff? >> lester, good evening to you. here's what we know at this hour and the story is still developing into the evening. the helicopter t
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, there are things that are in the bill, the bill is substantially making america healthier as well as bringing the cost of health care down which is tremendously important. >> that said, with a handful of bills circulating out there even within the house in term of variation, got to be some dissension by congress persons such as yourself. what don't you like about the bill? >> you have -- you're right, you have three bills, we've got to try to work them out. we want to make sure, as far as i'm concerned, part of the deal, there is a public choice. so, some are arguing, you know, we should eliminate the public choice, that's not for me an option. an option is we need public choice because the public choice then will give everybody an opportunity to be covered but as well as the average everyday middle class person who has the health insurance, is able to make sure that they're able to manage their bill and their bill doesn't go up and they don't continue to subsidize payments to medicares or others that are overspending. >> do you think the president has not done a good enough job as explaining
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